2014 Chevrolet Volt Videos: Performance
Our 2014 Chevrolet Volt performance video review highlights engine options and critic sentiment regarding driving dynamics such as acceleration, handling and braking.
2014 Chevrolet Volt Video Transcript
Reviewers say that the 2014 Chevrolet Volt has an attractive modern looking cabin constructed with high quality materials, but how is Chevrolet Volt on the road. Hi, I am Jim Sharifi, Senior Editor with U.S. News Best Cars. In this video we will take a closer look at the Volt's performance.
The Chevy Volt's power train consists of a lithium-ion battery, 1.4 L four-cylinder engine and two electric motors. The gas engine can act as a generator and send power to the electric motors after the battery is depleted. Running only on electricity the Volt achieves an EPA estimated 98 miles per gallon equivalent which is similar to many other plug-in hybrids estimates. With the engine running the Volt is rated at 35 miles per gallon in the city and 40 on the highway. The EPA estimates that the Volt offers an electric only driving range of 38 miles.
Test drivers say that the 2014 Volt offers plenty of power in all situations and that passing maneuvers on the highway are easy. They also like the ample thrust when running only on electricity especially in sport mode. When the gas engine is running experts note that the Volt feels fairly quick compare to other hybrid cars.
Test drivers like the way the Volt drives saying it feels balanced, handles decently and has a comfortable ride. Some note that there generative brakes have a different feel depending on whether Volt is running on gas or electricity while others praise it's responsive steering. To learn more about the 2014 Chevrolet Volt, check our videos on its interior and other important features and consider competing cars like the Toyota Prius plug-in and the Ford Fusion Energi.Read more
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